Real Name: Unrevealed, last name possibly
Selby (see comments)
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: The Avengers (Black Panther/T'Challa, Black Widow/Natalia Romanova, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, Iron Man/Tony Stark, She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, Thor/Thor Odinson), Firelord (Pyreus Kril), Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd), Terrax (Tyros)
Enemies: Gladiator (Kallark)
Known Relatives: Suzanne Selby
(Starbrand, mother, deceased), Thor Odinson (Thor, self-proclaimed
godfather) (see comments)
Base of Operations: Avengers Mountain
First Appearance: (behind-the-scenes, unborn):
Avengers VII#29 (February, 2020);
(fully seen, born): Avengers VII#30 (March, 2020)
Powers/Abilities: The infant Starbrand
manifests a Star Brand on her hand and in times of great stress, she is
able to assume a form of fiery stellar energy.
She likely has other superhuman abilities due to the
Star Brand but has yet to display them and will likely become more
powerful as she ages.
History: (Avengers VII#30
(fb) - BTS) - Pregnant Earth woman Suzanne Selby was recruited
alongside her boyfriend by the ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. Space Coyotes as a
migrant space worker. After being separated from her boyfriend, Suzanne
was captured by the Shi'ar as an illegal alien and ultimately sentenced
Ravenstarr Prison Galaxy, with her unborn child given a shorter
sentence pending birth. While being transported, Suzanne went into
labor moments after becoming host to the powerful Star Brand. In pain,
Suzanne destroyed her transport craft and flew into the heart of
Ravenstarr, destroying several of its prison planets.
(Avengers VII#29 - BTS) - Shi'ar Majestor Gladiator
tracked the pregnant Suzanne to one of Ravenstarr's prison planets,
where he sentenced her to death in order to prevent the Star Brand from
getting out of control.
(Avengers VII#30 (fb)) - Suzanne Selby delivered a
girl on one of the Shi'ar Ravenstarr Prison Galaxy planets with the
help of the Avengers. After delivering the infant, Captain America
asked She-Hulk how Suzanne was doing but Black Widow confirmed that
Suzanne had no pulse. Proclaiming Suzanne dead, the Avengers warned
Shi'ar Majestor Gladiator to keep his distance and Gladiator called for
a Shi'ar medical frigate, ordering Captain America to get the infant
out of Shi'ar space and warning the Avengers about the Star Brand.
Having traveled there to kill Suzanne and stop the Star Brand's power,
three former Heralds of Galactus (Firelord, Terrax, Silver Surfer)
instead decided to bestow the gifts of time, life and hope,
respectively, to the newborn infant.
(Avengers VII#30) - After returning to Earth, the Avengers presented the infant to the Black Panther, who asked Captain America if he realized what he had brought to Earth. Captain America replied that he had brought an orphaned baby who needed the Avengers' help. Black Panther responded by saying the infant might very well be the most destructive force in the galaxy and asked what would happen when the infant cried.
(Avengers VII#31 - BTS) - While battling Mephisto in 1,000,000 B.C., a time-lost Iron Man saw a vision of the infant Starbrand alongside several other visions.
(Avengers VII#32) - When Iron Man returned to the
present day Avengers Mountain, he visited the infant Starbrand, who was
being watched by Thor. Jokingly asking if the child was his, Stark was
assured by Thor that the infant was not his. Thor then explained that
the Avengers might have failed Suzanne Selby but they would protect her
child. Thor then proclaimed himself the infant's godfather and Stark
complained that the Avengers had become cosmic babysitters. Thor then
asked Stark what he had encountered in the past but Stark quickly
changed the subject
Comments: Created by Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness, Francesco Manna and Mark Morales.
The infant Starbrand's name has not yet been revealed but it's possible that her last name would match that her mother's, Suzanne Selby.
In Avengers VII#32, Thor refers to himself as the
infant's godfather but whether this is merely Thor's claiming this
status as her protector or whether it was any sort of official
designation remains to be seen. Knowing Thor, it was likely just Thor
being overly dramatic.
Profile by Proto-Man.
The infant Starbrand has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Avengers VII#30, p20, splash page (Starbrand, main image)
Avengers VII#32, p14, pan1 (Starbrand, headshot)
Avengers VII#30, p16, pan3 (Starbrand's birth/stellar energy form)
Avengers VII#30 (March, 2020) - Jason Aaron (writer), Ed McGuinness (pencils), Francesco Manna (pencils, inks), Mark Morales (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#31 (April, 2020) - Jason Aaron (writer), Gerardo Zaffino, Geraldo Borges, Szymon Kudranski, Bazaldua, Robert Gill, Mattia De Iulis (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#32 (May, 2020) - Jason Aaron (writer), Ed McGuinness, Francesco Manna (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 05/18/2020
Last updated: 05/18/2020
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